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Re: TD talk
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mASF post by "Phase2"
posted on: mASF forum: Advanced Discussion, July 7, 2005

Instead of advance, I think this belongs in :)


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>I have read the whole TylerDurden archive and on a regular basis too. It is
> like my favourite novel and a great way to kill time when I am sitting on
> a
> train or waiting for someone with my Palm Treo 650, which is the coolest
> gadget
> I have ever bought. AU$1000 mobile phone with camera, video camera,
> calendar,
> Internet, email. You can download Word and Excel for it. It runs the full
> Palm
> OS so you can run any application made for Palm.
> Back on track. When TD talks, which is how I will describe his posting
> style,
> he uses a lot if illusory feedback and makes it like a two way discussion
> without anyone else need to say anything. JUST LIKE A GOOD LONG OPINION
> I have been meaning to post about this and I don't know why anybody hasn't
> called this out, TD especially. I guess it is because he isn't even aware
> of it
> because it is something he does all the time so it is unnoticeable.
> I look at how I can read his posts for at least an hour without getting
> bored
> (and I have a very short attention span, I always need high stimulation)
> then
> his style is very captivating.
> Look at this post from Off-Topic:
>>Cool advice man. There is a lot of
>>conflicting info out there, and it is
>>pretty boggling. I remember skimming
>>that Body for Life book by Bill
>>Phillips, and he was saying to just do
>>20 minutes of cardio per day, with these
>>intensity spikes throughout the session.
>>But then what you're saying here also
>>sounds as though it is researched and
>>makes sense. So it is tricky to figure
>>this stuff out.
> This is brilliant. On a purely factual basis what are you getting out of
> it?
> Some dude reckons a way to lose weight is to work up a sweat for 20
> minutes?
> Anyone on the bus could tell you that. But look at how this is interesting
> conversation and even has a few indicators that this is a topic that
> although
> he has no firm opinion on, is aware of. Far better than arguing an
> authorative
> point of view: "No do supersets, they're all you need anyway, anymore and
> you're not doing heavy enough weights" which is a fucked up way to spend a
> conversation.
> Note that TDs style is way more interesting than hows the weather as it
> has
> firm facts in there that regardless of how useful they are they are still
> brain
> food, as our minds are still processing the information and analysing it,
> which
> makes conversation good.
> Skimming a book? Who the fuck does that? The only weight training book I
> got I
> borrowed off the biggest guy at the gym although Mum has to read it to me.
> How
> did this one topic come up in conversation that this (obviously not a
> personal
> trainer) dude I just met in a bar knows is aware about and has already
> weighed
> it up in his mind.
> Then there is the fact that he has just talked and given you what he knows
> for
> free while in a very passive you can have your ball back AND make more
> hoops
> than me kind of way without getting into a style war.
> This style of interacting AT THE LEAST gets you some talk time without
> having
> to be an expert in a topic and will get other people trying to get rapport
> with
> you which can be tactically advantageous.
> Do I need to mention the borrowing the microphone and not handing it back
> potential of this? Or the fact that it allows you to demonstrate your
> confidence by segwaying into an existing conversation with total strangers
> and
> hold their attention without wavering or requiring feedback?

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